Scores

Final OT

Northwestern 78

(10-8, 3-4 Big Ten)

Purdue 76

(7-11, 1-6 Big Ten)

    7:00 PM ET, January 25, 2006

    Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana

    1 2 OT T
    NW 30 36 1278
    PUR 28 38 1076

    Top Performers

    Northwestern: V. Vukusic 29 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Purdue: B. Dillon 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern 78, Purdue 76 (OT)

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Vedran Vukusic scored eight of his 29 points in overtime to lead Northwestern to a 78-76 win over Purdue on Wednesday night.

    Vukusic shot 12-of-19, including 4-of-10 on 3-pointers.

    Mohamed Hachad added 20 points on 4-of-5 3-point shooting for the Wildcats (10-8, 3-4 Big Ten).

    Marcus White, Bryant Dillon and Matt Kiefer each scored 18 points for the Boilermakers (7-11, 1-6).

    Dillon hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 11.8 seconds left in regulation and time running out on the shot clock to give the Boilermakers a 66-63 lead.

    Northwestern's Craig Moore then came off a screen and hit a contested 3-pointer from the right wing with 0.9 seconds left to force overtime.

    Purdue led 23-18 in the first half before the Wildcats hit four 3-pointers, including two by Hachad, to take a 30-28 halftime lead. Hachad had 13 points at the break, better than his average of 10 points per game.

    The Boilermakers outrebounded the Wildcats 17-5 and shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, but still trailed at halftime because of 10 turnovers and poor defense.

    Northwestern hit 12-of-29 3-pointers overall.

    Purdue outrebounded the Wildcats 33-15 and shot 57 percent from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NW
    PUR
    Points 78 76
    FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 26-46 (.565)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-29 (.414) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 5

    2005-06 Season

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